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Betsy Kling shares her family's Thanksgiving stuffing recipe

You'll probably want to make a double batch so there's plenty of leftovers!

CLEVELAND — Thanksgiving arrives later this week, which means it’s almost time for all of us to enjoy those classic family recipes.

3News’ Betsy Kling shared her family’s special formula for cooking up some delicious stuffing.

“My aunt Sandi, who wrote it out, is my mom’s twin who passed away seven years ago,” Betsy said. “The line added by my grandmother (also passed) notes the eggs that my mom always forgot.”

You can see Betsy’s family recipe written on the card below.

“It is SO good for leftovers, too,” Betsy said. “We always make a double recipe.”

She said the big key is getting the bread dry.

“We usually cut and lay out the day before.”

Credit: Betsy Kling, 3News
Betsy Kling's family recipe for Thanksgiving stuffing.

The recipe reads as follows:

  • Bread
  • Butter
  • Celery and onions (cut up dry before and add spices)
  • Mushrooms (optional)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Wine (chicken stock)
  • Giblets (optional)
  • Eggs


  • Two large loaves of bread
  • Cube with electric knife
  • Round roaster
  • 325 degrees for approximately 40 minutes


Here's a look at the finished product:

Credit: Betsy Kling
Betsy Kling's family Thanksgiving recipe for stuffing.


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